Hospice Maui Holiday Open House

An event to support those who are grieving this holiday season

Hospice Maui invites families and individuals to join in for a free, family centered grief support program designed to help adults and children who are grieving a loss. The event will provide opportunities to connect with others, practical information around grief and the holidays and art projects that are focused on the expression of grief and/or remembering those we lost. All art supplies will be provided.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 am to 1 pm

Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793

Refreshments provided, RSVP @ (808) 244-5555

Questions? Please email Layla at Layla.hospicemaui@gmail.com


Suicide Bereavement

Losing a loved one to suicide is one of life’s most painful experiences. The feelings of loss, sadness, and loneliness experienced after any death are often magnified in suicide survivors by feelings of guilt, confusion, rejection, shame, anger, and the effects of stigma and trauma.

Many people bereaved by suicide feel alone and isolated, and the silence that surrounds suicide can complicate the experience. Social stigma and the pain of loss often prevents people from expressing their loss. Caring for and supporting someone who has lost a loved one to suicide can be difficult.

Hospice Maui invites those who have lost a loved one to death by suicide to our 6-week

Suicide Grief Support Group

Where:     Hospice Maui – 400 Mahalani St.  Wailuku, HI

For more information and to register please contact Joyce Lechuga at

Hospice Maui 808-244-5555.

Facilitators:      Joyce Lechuga RN,MS, MFC

Michelle Davenport, LMFT, CGP


Hospice Maui receives 2017 HOSPICE HONORS Award

Hospice Maui has been named a 2017 HOSPICE HONORS recipient. The Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices providing the best patient and caregiver experience. Established by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, this prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.


Hospice Maui Hale is Open!

For over 35 years, Hospice Maui has been committed to providing quality, compassionate hospice care to this community. Physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care counselor, nurse aides, and therapists provide professional services in people’s homes, and in various other institutions and residential settings on Maui. Hospice Maui Hale, located next to its current office at 400 Mahalani St., will broaden Hospice Maui’s ability to serve even more people.

Hospice Maui Hale is able to accommodate individuals who are too ill to be at home, and who do not wish to be in the hospital, as well as those who have no family support network, live alone, or have no home. Hospice Maui staff are trained to make people feel comfortable and to address their every need or concern from the medical, to the financial, to the spiritual.


Being Mortal – Free Screening and Discussion

Medicine and What Matters in the End

We see a growing need in education and awareness building around topics regarding end of life. Even doctors are often uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, leading to a fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them.

This public awareness campaign, using PBS’s FRONTLINE film, “Being Mortal”, on the importance of talking about end-of-life preferences and goals with loved ones and medical professionals will educate audiences and encourage people to take concrete steps to identify and communicate their wishes for end-of-life care.

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members.

For more information and to reserve your space, please contact Hospice Maui 808-244-5555  or
Joyce Lechuga – joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com or


Hospice Foundation of America’s annual Living With Grief® Program

When Grief is Complicated

About the Program

This year’s Living With Grief® Program focuses on When Grief is Complicated. This program discusses the nature of complicated grief, which is a significant deviation from the typical grieving process, and how it can result in additional complications and dangers. This includes identifying the patterns associated with complicated grief as well as different approaches to treating it. This educational program combines presentations by experts with video, discussion, and additional complimentary learning materials. For full program details, see HFA’s website at www.hospicefoundation.org.

The program is 2.5 hours, with an additional 30 minute local discussion required for CE credits.

Continuing Education

2.5 hours of Continuing Education credits are available for a wide range of professions.

Please verify CE availability with your professional board or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals, located at www.hospicefoundation.org.

Featuring Expert Panelists

Frank Sesno, former CNN anchor, will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv; Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD; and Therese A. Rando, PhD, BCETS, BCBT.

To REGISTER, or for more information, contact:

Joyce Lechuga, 808-244-5555 or Joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com


Hospice Maui Awarded Best Places to Work 2016


“It takes time, effort, leadership and integrity”, to be awarded Best Places to Work according to the Hawaii Business magazine (The Right Stuff by Gina Gelber). Hospice Maui has all that and more–LOVE and lots of it! This is something never really mentioned in a work environment and yet it is the core of our amazing compassionate care that our employees provide to our hospice patients & families. Where does all the love and compassion come from? We are a “family”. Within this family there is stability, trust, confidence, passion, love and an understanding as well as a sense of pride that our level of care is second to none.